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Mississippi's new Episcopal bishop is first woman and first Black person in that role

Jul. 19, 2024 19:22 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The new bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi is being formally installed Saturday, and she is first woman and first Black person to hold the post. The Rev. Dorothy Sanders Wells was elected bishop in February and has been in the leadership role since...

Tennessee will remove HIV-positive people convicted of sex work from violent sex offender list

Jul. 19, 2024 18:24 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — HIV-positive people who were convicted in Tennessee of sex work under a decades-old aggravated prostitution law will no longer be required to face a lifetime registration as a “violent sex offender” under a lawsuit settlement finalized this week. Last...

Caleb Williams is ready for the spotlight as the Chicago Bears open training camp

Jul. 19, 2024 16:20 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Caleb Williams is ready for what comes next. The No. 1 overall draft pick and 2022 Heisman Trophy winner is embracing the spotlight in Chicago after playing a starring role in Hollywood as the quarterback at USC. All eyes will be on him when the Bears begin...

Federal appeals court dismisses lawsuit over Tennessee's anti-drag show ban

Jul. 18, 2024 17:54 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit challenging first-in-the-nation law designed to place strict limits on drag shows, reversing a lower court ruling that deemed the statute unconstitutional and blocked its enforcement in part of the state. ...

Tennessee won't purge voter rolls of people who disregard a letter asking them to prove citizenship

Jul. 17, 2024 14:17 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee election officials who sent letters last month to 14,375 registered voters asking them for proof of citizenship now say the recipients won't be kicked off voting rolls if they don't respond. The state clarified the position in a follow-up letter to all those...

Can a lottery winner run an effective foundation? Meet Roy Cockrum

Jul. 17, 2024 09:09 AM EDT

In the early 1980s, soon after graduating from college, Roy Cockrum was trying to make it as an actor in New York. He was hanging on by his fingernails, getting paid $40 a show for two supporting roles in the off-Broadway comedy “Vampire Lesbians of Sodom.” To cover his rent,...

First Horizon: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 17, 2024 06:42 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — First Horizon National Corp. (FHN) on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $199 million. The Memphis, Tennessee-based bank said it had earnings of 34 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 36 cents per...

Pinnacle Financial: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 16, 2024 18:23 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. (PNFP) on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $53.2 million. The bank, based in Nashville, Tennessee, said it had earnings of 64 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and...

5-star potential: Oklahoma QB Jackson Arnold and Tennessee QB Nico Iamaleava are SEC wild cards

Jul. 16, 2024 17:50 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southeastern Conference quarterbacks fall into a few categories this year. There are the cover boys: Texas’ Quinn Ewers, Georgia’s Carson Beck and Alabama’s Jalen Milroe who are all featured on the deluxe version of the new EA Sports College Football video game....

MLB draft rolls into second day, Royals take pitcher Drew Beam from CWS-winning Tennessee

Jul. 15, 2024 22:40 PM EDT

Drew Beam was a key cog of Tennessee's pitching staff on its road to a College World Series title. Now the right-hander hopes to make an impact for the up-and-coming Kansas City Royals. Beam was one of the first selections on Day 2 of Major League Baseball's amateur draft on Monday...